The documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival over the weekend and the subject of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman‘s marriage was brought up in the film.
There are scenes in the movie showing the 52-year-old actor praising church head David Miscavige and dancing at a Scientology birthday party.
The documentary describes how Tom and Nicole fell in love on the set of their 90s film Days of Thunder. Nicole was considered an enemy because her father was a psychiatrist, and Scientologists do not believe in the profession. As a result, Tom began drifting away from the religion. David set up a plan to get Tom back to the church, including making him paranoid about his relationship.
One member of the church said that Tom requested a wire tap of Nicole‘s phone because there were thoughts she was talking to non-church members about their issues. There’s also rumblings in the film that Tom and Nicole‘s kids, Conner and Isabella, were persuaded by members to turn against their mom.
Nicole and Tom split after 11 years in 2001.
The documentary touches on many other subjects pertaining to Hollywood and the religion – head on over to THR to get more info.
Cindra Ladd, a former Hollywood executive who is married to Oscar-winning producer and former MGM exec Alan Ladd Jr., has come forward with a shocking essay accusing Bill Cosby of rape.
“In 1969 I met Bill Cosby while working in New York for the late film producer Ray Stark. I was a 21-year-old single woman in the world’s most exciting city. He was a 32-year-old internationally known comedian and television star, one of the most likeable and popular entertainers in the business. He asked for my number and I gave it to him,” Cindra wrote for the Huffington Post.
Cindra goes on to describe that she met the 77-year-old comedian one night at an apartment. He offered her something for her headache. “What I do recall, vividly and clearly, is waking up the next morning nude in the bed of his friend’s apartment and seeing Cosby wearing a white terrycloth bathrobe and acting as if there was nothing unusual. It was obvious to me that he had had sex with me. I was horrified, embarrassed and ashamed. There was a mirror above the bed, which shocked me further,” she recalled.
“So why speak out at all and why now? The simple answer is that it’s the right thing to do. The truth deserves to be known,” Cindra added. Read her entire essay over at the Huffington Post.
Check out the premiere of Sia‘s brand new track “Salted Wound“!
The emotional ballad, written by the 38-year-old Australian singer herself, is set to be featured on the upcoming motion picture soundtrack to Fifty Shades of Grey.
Other songs that were recently released include Ellie Goulding‘s new track “Love Me Like You Do” and The Weeknd‘s “Earned It.”
Make sure to get the soundtrack when it drops on February 10 and see the movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in theaters on February 13.
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